Taught course

Cyber Security

Wrexham University · School of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Months of entry


Course content

As cyber security continues to be more important than ever, now is the perfect time to develop your skills with our MSc in cyber security.

You will study cyber security from the perspectives and technical aspects of network security, penetration testing and computer forensics, whilst also adopting a systematic approach to information security management.

This course can be completed over 1 year full time, or 2 years part time.

This programme focuses upon several specialist technical disciplines, particularly around the areas of developing secure software platforms and protecting against complex attack processes used to breach system security and create deficits in normal functionality. The programme also integrates professional-level skills that relate to the audit and management or institutional and organisational risk relating to cyber security and data protection regulations.

The programme covers topics including cryptography, ethical hacking and penetration testing, information security management, information risk management, software security, implementing secure systems, information assurance methodologies and testing operational security management, incident management, audit, assurance and review, and business continuity management.

Upon completion of the course, employment opportunities will include:Security Analyst

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Software Developer
  • Cryptographer
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Security Consultant

Information for international students

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MSc Cyber Security are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439